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Western Dubuque won four relays and three individual events in a strong showing at the Cascade Early Bird Invitational, March 31, after finishing a solid third at the River Queen Relays, in Clinton, March 29.

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At the Tipton Early Bird Co-ed track March 30, the Beckman boys copped fourth place in the team standings with 58 points.

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Opening the season at the multi-team Early Bird Co-ed in Tipton March 30, the Beckman girls’ track and field team placed eighth among the 11 girls teams entered.

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Logan Brosius won two individual events — the long jump and the 110-meter high hurdles — and had a hand in two winning relays to lead Western Dubuque to a second-place finish at the Pleasant Valley Invitational, March 31.

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A trio of first-place finishes led Maquoketa Valley’s boys’ track and field team at the West Delaware Early Bird, March 30.

Almost Famous Dance and Gymnastics had some solos entered at Starz Competition, March 21, Dubuque. Haddie Foxen earned high gold, was second overall and earned a Judge’s Choice Award. Sydney Freeze took platinum in Jazz and Contemporary, was third overall and earned a Standout Dancer Award. …

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It’s been nearly two years since Western Dubuque’s boys’ track team compete outdoors, but after the long layoff, the Bobcats opened the 2021 season in fine fashion, scoring 188.5 points to win the Lancer Early Bird Meet, at North Scott, March 26.

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A top-five Class 2A state ranking, several top-five statistical leaders in the WaMaC, a district title and state tournament appearance — check off a season well-played for the Beckman boys.

Students from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastic recently competed and placed well in the USTA Power Tumbling meet held in Boone, March 7. There were 14 teams entered with around 261 athletes competing throughout the day.

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Every season the goal is the same. Regardless of the level, coaches all make the same claim they want to play the best basketball at the end of the season. This was the case for the 2020-21 Maquoketa Valley boys’ basketball team. The Wildcats showed tremendous improvement both individually a…

The Beckman Catholic High School wrestling team held its annual banquet March 24. Award winners include: from left, Mason Recker, 30-win club, 100-win club and Hardest Worker; Owen Huehnergarth, 30-win club, Most Improved Wrestler; Nick Hageman, 30-win club, 100-win club, Most Valuable Wrest…

The Bobcat Stars won first place in the third/fourth-grade division of the Girls’ Basketball League at Total Fitness. Team members include: front from left, Lacey Goebel, Toriaunna Wegmann and Abby Brinkman; second row, Autumn Smith, Lauren Ginter, Carly Digmann and Vanessa Petsche; back row…

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Two area basketball players have been named to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) boys’ all-state teams in their respective classes. Beckman’s Padraig Gallagher made the Class 2A second team and Western Dubuque’s Dylan Johnson earned Class 3A third-team recognition.

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The Maquoketa Valley girls’ basketball season recorded a single blemish. Unfortunately, it happened to be the championship game of the Class 2A State Basketball Tournament. But for coach Scot Moenck, the loss is overshadowed by how his players conducted themselves.

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A trip to the regional final highlighted this season for the Beckman girls’ basketball team — the first time the Blazers have been in that position since 1999.

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The Mississippi Valley Conference is a tough league to begin with, but when a team has three freshmen in the starting lineup, they’d better grow up fast to compete.

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No less than three of the six regular starters will graduate from the Western Dubuque bowling team, leaving coach Grant Kramer with a rebuilding year to begin in the fall.

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Even though they weren’t playing as well as they had hoped, the Beckman boys’ basketball team liked where they were. Not only were the Blazers playing in a Class 2A State Quarterfinal game for the first time since 2007, but they held a 19-18 lead at halftime over the number three-seed Des Mo…

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When playing in the state tournament, all a basketball team can hope for is an opportunity to win the game with a buzzer-beating bucket. Not only did the Western Dubuque boys’ basketball team have a chance to win at the end of regulation, but the Bobcats also had the ball, down by one, after…

Maquoketa Valley had three representatives on the Tri-Rivers Conference West Division Boys’ Basketball team. Andrew Holtz, was a first-team honoree. Avery Holtz was named to the second team and A.J. Ambundo was honorable mention. The complete team follows.

After guiding Maquoketa Valley to a perfect regular season and a Tri-Rivers Conference championship, Scot Moenck was named the West Coach of the Year. MV’s Ella Imler was named the West Player of the Year.

In his first season leading the Western Dubuque girls’ bowling team, Larry Knipper was named the Mississippi Division Coach of the Year. Additionally, Lanie Konzen, Sara Horsfield and Sam Neuses earned first-team recognition. Kirsten Butcher was a second-team honoree. Ceci Daly and Baylee Ne…

Beckman was well-represented on the WaMaC Conference’s East Girls’ Basketball team. Kennedy Arens and Lauren Osterhaus grabbed first-team recognition. Lil McDermott was second team. Keeley Schmitt and Jenna Lansing were honorable mention.

Five members of the Western Dubuque boys’ bowling team were honored by the coaches of the Mississippi Valley Conference with inclusion on the Mississippi Division team. Jacob Butcher was a first team honoree, while Jude Ludwig and Nolan Vaske were second-team selections. Ben Heiberger and Ni…

Four members of the Western Dubuque girls’ basketball team earned spots on the Mississippi Division squad for the Mississippi Valley Conference. Carson Koerperich was a first-team honoree. Madison Maahs earned a spot on the second team. Both Brooklyn Firzlaff and Hailey Wulfekuhle were honor…

The coaches of the WaMaC recently honored four members of the Beckman boys’ basketball team on the all-conference squad. Mason White was named to the first team. Jack Gehling and Padraig Gallagher were second-team honorees, while both Jacob Hermsen and Logan Goedken were honorable mention. T…

Four Bobcats were named to Boys’ Basketball Mississippi Division selections by the coaches of the Mississippi Valley Conference. Western Dubuque’s Dylan Johnson and Garrett Baumhover earned first-team recognition. Nick Bryant and Tommy DeSollar were honorable mention. The complete team follows.

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Taking five wrestlers to the Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines and seeing two of them on the medal stand was one of several highlights in the wrestling season for the Beckman boys.

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Needless to say, this was a season that many people never thought would happen, but it turned out to be a season not many people will soon forget for the families and friends of the Western Dubuque wrestling team.

Students from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastic recently competed and placed well in the USTA Power Tumbling meet held in Eldon, Feb. 28. There were 19 teams entered with around 160 athletes competing throughout the day.

The competition dance team from Almost Famous Dance and Gymnastics recently had a successful weekend at the Kids Artistic Revue (KAR) competition, Feb. 26-28, in Davenport.

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Together is how the Western Dubuque boys’ basketball team breaks down and ends every practice or post-game chat. In a circle, holding hands, as a team, as a unit, as one — shouting “Together.”

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As they were all season, Scot Moenck’s girls were ready, willing and able. For the first three quarters of Saturday afternoon’s Class 2A championship contest the magic that had produced an undefeated season appeared as though it would culminate in Maquoketa Valley’s first state title.

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Top-ranked Maquoketa Valley (25-0) came out sharp and confident from the opening tip-off of the Class 2A semifinal game against fourth-ranked Nodaway Valley, March 5. The contest was nip and tuck the entire 32 minutes. In the end, clutch free throw shooting and a little switch up on the last…

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Western Dubuque’s Lanie Konzen signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her bowling career at Waterloo’s Hawkeye Community College in a ceremony at Cobra Lanes, in Farley, March 5.

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Nerves, tightness and tension can be expected when you step on the floor for the state tournament. The Maquoketa Valley girls’ basketball team pulled together after a rough first quarter against Rock Valley, March 2, to win 51-35 and advanced to the Class 2A State Semifinals against No. 4 No…